Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gabrielle Faith Cutler…My Angel

I got down to blogging today finally but already after running errands the sun is only kissing the tops of the trees.  I like to have a bunch of pictures to share but today I really didn’t have time to get around to it.  My favorite view is from our backyard out to the endless prairie and distant mountains but today the wind is high…still after a couple days now.  No snow either and with the sun dipping down it was too chilly for me to relish my view here as I usually do.  You should see it in the spring and summer.  It’s an endless grassy sea with waves stirred by the winds that can really move off of the mountains.  Ducks and geese grace our little pond and it’s really enjoyable.  Sometimes there’s deer or antelope and pheasants, sand hill cranes or blue heron…it’s really the epitome of peace.  Today it’s brown and dead and very windy.  It looks like year’s end out there…and it feels like it.  We took our trees down and most decorations are done being put in their boxes.  I will go take down the nutcracker army as soon as I’m done typing this.  It’s time to move on to a fresh new year.  I can feel it coming on.

 

I taught the last church service of the year and we sang an early happy birthday to Gabby.  The New Year never meant that much to me…one year rolled into another and moved on without much going on.  I’m not a partier and so it was often a night much like any other.  Gabby’s birth heralded a change in things.  Now after Christmas we greet the New Year with her birthday ever reminding us of just how much God has blessed us.  She’s the baby that wasn’t supposed to happen after we lost a baby yet in spite of what they said couldn’t happen here she is…the cap on our little party of five.  The pain of our lost baby was comforted by this precious little girl whom we all love so dearly.  She’s a little firecracker…always a spark that brightens things up.  Already the youngest one of us all to have travelled abroad and seen so many things.  I thank God so much for her life…I’m so very proud of her!  We’ll be celebrating over a couple days for her…that’s how it worked out.  She will certainly know that we love her to pieces!

15 comments:

  1. You do have a paradise right there in your own backyard. You have a precious family too. Golly life can't get any better. Gabby is the twinkle in your eye, I know. A child's birthday is so special. I am sure you and Lovely will make this birthday very special. May the winter winds blow blessings.

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  2. Love that photo it looks like Montana for sure. I bet it is gorgeous in the summertime. I am sure your little angel knows she is loved more than anything by her mom and dad..you are excellent parents and she is blessed to have you both. Happy New Year.. : )

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  3. Oh my, you can see for miles there. Early Happy Birthday to Gabby. She is the perfect example that Doctors don't know everything. You all have a happy new year.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Gabby. Your post was a loving tribute to her. Well said Joe.

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  5. I love your view Joe and your blog today just made me smile among the tears that were shed for the one you all lost to the greatness of your Love for family, the land , the sky , wind and just all of it.
    What a refreshing way to let go of the old year and bring in the New. Happy Birthday once again to Little Gabby . Happy New Year to you Joe and your family.

    It poured rain here this morning.
    Our weather all around is crazy. We all have to love it and thank goodness its not really cold.

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  6. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  7. Beautiful view you have. God blessed your family with a special treasure that is proof that no matter what they tell you, He is in charge. Happy Birthday Gabby!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your little miracle. Love your discription of the view from your backyard. It puts me right there with you.
    Take care Joe and family and Happy New Year!

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  9. wishing you and your family a Happy New Year filled with many blessings Joe.. and a Happy birthday to miss Gabby.. she is indeed a beautiful blessing... can you believe that there is no snow? and that its been raining ? I have never EVER seen rain in Dec in Montana.. snow in May, and June yes.. but rain in December ? blows my mind!

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  10. A Very Happy Birthday to Gabby and a Very Happy New Year full of unexpected blessings to you all.

    God Bless - Nita

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  11. Happy Birthday to precious Gabby..she is so beautiful. But all of your children are. And Happy new year to you and your family dear friend. Blessings and God's love surround you and the family each day. All that is there anyway and you know how to see and realize it as many of us sometimes forget how to do.

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  12. Hi Joe, I look at your pictures and I think what a Beautiful view, and place to live. There is so much beauty no matter where we live. God is Good and Faithful to all His Children.He knows what it is like to be a Father. :)
    Happy Birthday to your dear precious Gabby, and I also wish you and your family a Happy New Year, and all the very best for 2012.
    Thank you for stopping by Joe.
    Take care and God Bless you and your family.
    Dianne :)

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  13. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  14. i feel that ur prud of ur Gabby.
    its a gift of God Joe.And when i read ur entry
    i know ur living in paradise
    tc .MJ

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  15. Well rats still no photos but loved your descriptions in the summer and spring. I remember our hay fields when the swayed to the wind was like an ocean of water moving. Gabby is a gift to you. What a shining light she carries. Happy New Year.

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